Solar Generator Comparison

The article I wrote about saving money on your electrical bill got me thinking more about solar.  I have noticed that one of the most popular generators is currently out of stock.  This was the Kodiak.  So I started looking around for others and found this great comparison chart.  Here is a link to the […]

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Preparedness – Making a 72 Day Candle

There might come a day when we will need to find alternative ways of lighting our homes either due to a storm or any other reason.  Many of us have candles but in general they do not last very long.  If you have not invested in oil lamps, this might be something for you to […]

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Homestead Search – Strategic Relocation

It all started with a little nudge to move, a desire for a slower paced life, more time as a family and eating food the way that God intended (hormone and antibiotic free).  Then we came across a resource that really helped us to narrow down our search.  The book is called “Strategic Relocation” by […]

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Water Well for the Homestead

If the electric grid ever went out in the U.S., one of the things you would loose is the water going into your home.  A person can go without food for a few weeks but water, they would only be able to survive a couple of days.  A water well can help supply your farm […]

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Foraging In The Ozarks – Multiflora Rose

While walking through the forest in the Ozarks you might find wild berries and other plants that are edible and medicinal such as Multiflora rose.  The rose hips which look like tiny red berries can be used in tea. The image to the left is from the Ohio.edu website.  These rose hips are rich in […]

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Recipe: Making Flan With a Vanilla Wafer Twist

This recipe is actually from my mother-in law.  She adds cookies to the bottom of the flan.  It tastes amazing.  You will need a pressure cooker and a deep aluminum pot without a handle to fit inside of the pressure cooker. Ingredients: 1 can of evaporated milk 1 can of white sugar (using the same […]

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Saving Tomato Seeds – Fermentation

This is a quick reference on how to save tomato seeds.  It will include fermentation which helps remove germination inhibitors and seed-borne diseases.  Only heirloom seeds should be kept because hybrids will not breed true to the parent. Tools: Cup Water Colander Paper towel Rubber bands Envelope and pen Plate Steps: Select the tomato that […]

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Water Harvesting on the Homestead

Water harvesting is what you collect rain water directly to use in your garden or at home for cooking, showering, and laundry.  This can be done by collecting the water that comes from your rain gutters into a plastic container.  This is a good backup water system if something were to happen where the city […]

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Solar Cookers – Are They Worth it?

The concept of a solar oven is to harness the heat of the sun and use it for cooking.  For people that are serious about preparedness this might be something to look into.  There are many designs out there.  You can even make your own. Click Here to learn about how you can make your […]

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